College Basketball Power Index

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The College Basketball Power Index (BPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of performance going forward. BPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Strength of Record (SOR) is a measure of team accomplishment based on how difficult a team's W-L record is to achieve. Game predictions account for opponent strength, pace of play, site, travel distance, day's rest and altitude, and are used to simulate the season 10,000 times to produce season projections. Numbers update daily.

BPI Leader
Gonzaga
36-1
SOS Leader
Iowa State
24-11
SOR Leader
Kansas
31-5
NCAAM RPI Leader
Villanova
32-4
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1GonzagaGONZWCC36-118928
2VillanovaNOVABig East32-423431
3North CarolinaUNCACC31-73845
4KansasKUBig 1231-541113
5LouisvilleLOUACC25-966127
6DukeDUKEACC28-97766
7KentuckyUKSEC32-693154
8VirginiaUVAACC23-111052218
9OregonOREPac-1233-5116889
10UCLAUCLAPac-1231-512701016
11Saint Mary'sSMCWCC29-5131042517
12PurduePURBig Ten27-814391620
13SMUSMUAmerican30-517802115
14BaylorBAYBig 1227-81910911
15CincinnatiCINAmerican30-620752012
16ArizonaARIZPac-1232-5226672
17CreightonCREIBig East25-1027452626
18MarquetteMARQBig East19-1329374761
19MiamiMIAACC21-1231223342
20IndianaINDBig Ten18-1632275879
21SyracuseSYRACC19-1534506684
22VanderbiltVANSEC19-1637235138
23ClemsonCLEMACC17-1639215569
24MinnesotaMINNBig Ten24-1041473221
25Michigan StateMSUBig Ten20-1543174451

Glossary

  • BPI RK: Rank in the Basketball Power Index (BPI) among all Division I teams.
  • SOS RK: Strength of Schedule (SOS) rank among all Division I teams based on how a typical 25th ranked team would do against each team's schedule to date. SOS accounts for the game location, day's rest, travel distance, and high altitude in addition to opponent strength.
  • SOR RK: Rank of Strength of Record (SOR) among all Division I teams. SOR reflects the chance a typical 25th ranked team would have team's record or better, given the schedule on a 0 to 100 scale, where 100 is best.
  • RPI RK: Team's rank in official NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).

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